NCPRD opened a new playground at Hood View Park in February, 2015. The nature play-themed playground combines traditional play elements with nature-inspired play components including manufactured rocks, logs, and boulders. The project also includes native landscaping, sheltered picnic tables and benches, and a walking path. The playground is funded in part through an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant. See a concept of the playground here.
Hood View Park offers four full size, all-weather turf softball/baseball fields with lights, one inlaid multi-purpose field and a concessions building. Future phases may include a skate park, dog run, and additional ball fields.
Community members were invited to a series of upcoming visioning meetings during the fall of 2014 to weigh in on four new Milwaukie neighborhood parks. North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) and the City of Milwaukie are partnering to plan and develop the parks, which are currently known as Balfour, Bowman-Brae, Robert Kronberg, and Wichita parks. While funding to build the parks is not currently available, community input will help shape the concepts for the future parks.
Please view the final draft concept plans for these parks at the project website link.
Milwaukie Riverfront Park re-opened on May 1, 2015. NCPRD assisted the City of Milwaukie with improvements to Milwaukie Riverfront Park. The project included a new boat ramp and parking, a restroom, improved trail system, grading, and improvements along the riverfront.
NCPRD, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and Metro recently partnered to purchase a 10-acre property between Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor. BES started the Luther Road Habitat Restoration Project in late June, 2014. When complete, the project will provide one-half mile of new trails connected to the Springwater Corridor Trail, new native trees, shrubs and ground cover, and create feeding, breeding and resting areas for fish and wildlife within and along Johnson Creek. NCPRD plans to create additional park amenities on the site in the future. For more details on the BES project click here.
Phase one of the North Clackamas Park North Side Master Plan is complete. The NCPRD Natural Resources team worked with a number of partners to implement phase one of the plan, Mt. Scott Creek Restoration. For more details, click here.
The area north of Camas Creek presents an opportunity to create a passive recreation setting with an emphasis on environmental enhancement and education to balance the active recreation opportunities south of the creek. The key goal of the plan is to minimize environmental and property impacts, provide for ease of maintenance and longevity and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the community. The Milwaukie City Council has approved the plan as an ancillary document to the Milwaukie Comprehensive Plan. For more details, click here.
For information about the Trolley Trail, visit the project website. A detour is currently set up along the Trolley Trail between SE 22nd Avenue and S.E. River Road/ S.E. Blue Bird Street due to light rail construction.
NCPRD is updating the District-wide Master Plan! Please get involved in this very important project. Click here for more information about the planning process and timeline.
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
NCPRD develops and maintains a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a planning tool designed to guide the implementation of the District’s Master Plan and to provide acquisition and development of parks and recreation facilities during the next 20 years. NCPRD is updating the CIP as part of the NCPRD Master Plan Update project.
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), along with the City of Portland, Metro, and Clackamas County, developed a master plan for a trail that would loop around Mt. Scott and Scouter Mt. in the Clackamas, Happy Valley, and Portland, area. The proposed regional trail would be about 34 miles and connect the Springwater Corridor and Powell Butte in the north to Mt. Talbert and the Clackamas River to the south. Contact Katie Dunham, NCPRD Senior Planner, at (503)742-4358 or email@example.com with questions or to get involved with planning projects.
Sunnyside Village Trail
NCPRD has received funding from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Recreational Trails Program to improve trails within the Sunnyside Village neighborhood. The proposed Sunnyside Village Trail (SVT) has been designed to serve as a vital, non-motorized, east-west linkage that connects several NCPRD parks, with the eastern terminus at Hood View Park and the western terminus at Mt. Talbert Nature Park. Phase One of trail development is an approximately 0.45 mile section that stretches from SE 142nd Avenue, through Sieben Park, and eastward onto SE 152nd Avenue. The proposed route currently includes sections of unimproved, social trails and areas that are devoid of any trail development. Construction is planned for early 2016.